Breathable cover for winter

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Breathable cover for winter

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Hi all,

It's that time of year for me, going to park the van up and cover... I ordered a cover from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C ... UTF8&psc=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) but the fit was so bad I am returning it for a full refund (one of the zips to give 'access to drivers door' broke on first undo!)

So my question is, does anyone on here know of a place to get a cover that actually fits properly? I have a tin top T25... Even my dad's T2 cover he has from Just Kampers isn't that great a fit, it's quite a stretch... Is there such a thing? Or are they all a bit cr*p?

Apologies if this is in the wrong forum...!

Cheers!
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Tony
A lot of us have found that a good quality Canuba wax is as good as a cover
it renders the paint and seams completely weather proof.
Applied once it will last for over six months
Allows the van to breathe and air itself.
using Rain X on the windows keeps the muck easily cleanable

I use Auto Glym Hi Def, not cheap but it is impressive.
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kevtherev wrote:Tony
A lot of us have found that a good quality Canuba wax is as good as a cover
it renders the paint and seams completely weather proof.
Applied once it will last for over six months
Allows the van to breathe and air itself.
using Rain X on the windows keeps the muck easily cleanable

I use Auto Glym Hi Def, not cheap but it is impressive.

Cheers Kev :ok
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I agree with Kev as well here Tony, a good wax and regular washing will really help in the winter months. I tend to only use a cover in the summer to stop tree sap and keep the sun rays off to avoid fading (both paintwork & interior).
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As my van has a matt paint job. (ex bundeswher) wax is out of the question. I know some owners of ex service vehicles do wax but I am not to sure if I like the look. A cover or lean to shed is the only alternative. Is the JK cover any good?
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eiret25 wrote:As my van has a matt paint job. (ex bundeswher) wax is out of the question.

oh no it isn't.. :D

Protecting matte paint is much easier than you think. Unlike a glossy vehicle, you can’t use any type of paste wax on matte paint (even if it says matte safe, it will fill and gradually add a gloss). Because of this, protecting matte paint may seem more involved, Protecting matte paint is easier than a wax because Matte Paint Sealant bonds instantly using water. It can be applied immediately after a car wash in just minutes, go over emblems without chalking or leaving residues, and it bonds instantly so there’s no cure time like a wax.

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Gonna clean it, wax it, cover it cos' of bird and sap!

Cheers all! :ok
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Anyway it's Matt
It's no oil painting, although some of us look at our vans with rose tinted glasses :D

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Very interesting. I thought with matte paint it was really left to its own devices, obviously not. Thanks
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i have a carcoon cover on my camper fits perfectly and no condensation inside cover due to the airsystem

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i have a carcoon cover on my camper fits perfectly and no condensation inside cover due to the airsystem

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